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Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn:

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
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Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

The Article

I mentioned this on Twitter this morning, but then kept seeing it over and over, all over the various other establishment “news” (—wink!) media, in their (now usual) complete and amazing herd-like unison:

As I said, “I think state-owned CBC actually sees this as another box-check in the yummy anti-Trump column and helps further boost their anti-Trump narrative. Actually it’s an indictment of the left and how it can be so utterly classless and disgraceful and militant in the face of tragedy.”

I’ve now had the time to fact-check what I said and the result: true. I also read the CBC’s accompanying “news” article. Verdict: one of the most convoluted, defensive (for Democrats and leftists), offensive (for everyone else), stupidly-written articles I’ve read in over a week. And that’s saying a lot. (It was an Associated Press article that CBC bought with your cash.)

The Globe and Mail is equally as stupid or naïve or blinkered by their obsessive anti-Trump fetish in featuring the big, huge, “anti-Trump” “news” (—wink!) story with this stupid, tendentious headline on their web page:

Booed AND jeered. Well that’s some great news reporting.

As best I can tell, since it’s got many of the exact same lines, it’s actually the same bought and paid-for Ass Press story the state-owned CBC used (the Globe and Mail can’t afford their own reports even as it now also gets Canadian taxpayer support? Huh.). But theirs has some parts added, and some taken out, for some scientific reason having nothing to do with editorializing, but everything to do with good, objective journalism. For example the Globe included this sentence, “Trump has called Ginsburg an “amazing woman,”” The CBC omitted that sentence. They didn’t want you to know he said that.

Again: They didn’t want you to know he said that.

Ask yourself why.

But as I’ve said, it’s not the anti-Trump story or anti-Trump rallying cry that the whole of the “news” media idiot industrial complex think it is anyway. It actually tells us — the readers of the Globe and Mail, CBC, et al — more about the childish, un-self-aware, immature, and really rather mindless and heartless insensitivity and intolerance of the leftist idiots who booed (and jeered!) the president and his wife as they paid their respects to the deceased Ginsburg, than it does about Trump; and more about the Globe and Mail, CBC, et al, than about Donald and Melania Trump’s popularity.  It’s a boomerang that way. Pissing into the wind. Right back atcha.

The far-left Toronto Star division of the liberal-left did the same, as if I had to tell you:

I’m pretty sure Donald Trump “weren’t impressed” by the leftist activist judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg either. They were at opposite ends of the political spectrum, as Ginsburg infamously made more clear than she should have, given her role. But in contrast to the leftist “booers”, including those in the media, Trump displayed his respects and courtesy toward her anyway, and he respected the traditions of the office of the presidency by doing the customary, honorable, “presidential,” and, by God, the human, thing. Which is far more than the shouters and media can claim. They paid no respect. No humanity. No traditional grace. They can’t even give him respect for paying respect! That’s how twisted they are. That’s what happens when a fetish overcomes your sense of decency and, in the case of the media, also your professionalism.

Their shouts of “Honour her wish! Honour her wish!” (although they probably yelled it without the pseudo-Canadian U in “honour”), betrays a lack of even a basic knowledge American government 101. And it shows a total lack of knowledge or a blithe disregard for the U.S. Constitution — which they pretend to revere but obviously don’t, in favor of a higher regard for mindless, partisan, divisive, left-wing politics.

At best, it reveals a mind-numbingly naïve, immature, weirdly quixotic reverence for any justice’s “dying wishes,” as purportedly given to Ginsburg’s granddaughter one day, pertaining to her successor. Though possibly poignant, “dying wishes” pertaining to a Justice’s own successor, given to one’s granddaughter — or anyone else — mean utterly nothing in law, historic tradition, Senate rules, politics, the Constitution of the U.S., logic, reason, science, morals, ethics, politeness, common sense, nor anything else on Earth.

That didn’t stop the Star’s ace reporter, whose article reads like a DNC fund-raising letter, from writing this embarrassing nonsense (and the Toronto Star printing it): “President Donald Trump, who has vowed to appoint a conservative justice to fill Ginsburg’s seat before this fall’s election — in defiance of her dying wish…”.

My God man. “In defiance of her dying wish”? Get a grip. Get some objectivity. See someone about that fetish. Read a book. Because apparently, you and your editors and all of your cohorts are not nearly as smart as you think you are. And moreover, and this is really the point, we’re not as stupid as you think we are.

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